When Scott Benson and Mark
Benson grew up on a farm in west central Minnesota, raising chickens and performing at the local community theater.
From a young age, Benson had a passion for the stage. In high school and college, Benson appeared in numerous productions, eventually graduating from St. Olaf College with a degree in speech and political science. Even in law school, he performed with the Georgetown Gilbert and Sullivan Society—the only Gilbert and Sullivan company with its own law school.
This background proved invaluable to Benson’s work as a trial attorney. “My speech degree taught me rigorous thinking and how to persuade. My theater experience taught me how to make it authentic and interesting for the judge and the jury.”
Even today, Minneapolis theatergoers might catch Benson performing with Minnesota’s Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company. “Gilbert was a lawyer and wrote many lyrics that tickle a lawyer’s unique sensibilities. Who but a lawyer could write: ‘The law is the true embodiment of everything that’s excellent. It has no kind of fault or flaw, and I my lords embody the law.’”
Benson also brings with him a commitment to public service and a dedication to
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